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Shaun Awatere

Kaihaūtu Māori Research Impact Leader
Maori Development
Shaun Awatere
+64 7 859 3790
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Research interests

My work involves improving the incorporation of Māori values into economic decision-making for collective assets that will enable Māori organisations to make more kaupapa Māori attuned decisions.

Key Publications:

Awatere, S., Warmenhoven, T., Pohatu, P., Daigneault, A., Monge, J., Dowling, L., Harrison, D., Marden, M. (2018) Climate resilient Māori land, Hamilton: Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research. 60 p

Awatere S, Mika J, Hudson M, Pauling C, Lambert S, Reid J 2017. Whakatipu rawa ma ngā uri whakatipu: optimising the “Māori” in Māori economic development. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples 13: 80-88.

Hainsworth SB, Daigneault A, Samarasinghe O, Awatere S 2016. Assessment and evaluation of opportunities for Arai-Matawai Incorporation. Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Hamilton. 31 p


PhD Economics

MMS Economics

BMS Economics


Awatere S, Harmsworth G, Rolleston S, Pauling C 2013. Kaitiakitanga o ngā ngahere pōhatu - kaitiakitanga of urban settlements. 10 10 In: Walker R, Jojola T, Natcher D ed. Reclaiming indigenous planning. McGill-Queen's native and northern series ; 70. Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press. Pp. 236–259.

Rolleston S, Awatere S 2011. [Abstract] Nga tauira mahere taiao – Maori planning models. Proceedings: Winds of Change: 2011 New Zealand Planning Institute Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 29 March – 1 April, 2011.

Awatere S, Rolleston S, Pauling C 2010. Developing Māori urban design principles In: Stuart K, Thompson-Fawcett M ed. Tāone tupu ora: indigenous knowledge and sustainable urban design. Wellington, N.Z., Steele Roberts. Pp. 17–22.

Awatere S 2010. What is the degree of mātauranga Māori expressed through measures of ethnicity? AlterNative: an international journal of indigenous peoples 6(1): 1–14.